Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by Douglas M. MacIlroy.
Click here to hear the author read his words:
Sid Shovel, PI
When she undulates into my office my eyes decide to pop out, just to be nearer her.
This dame has a body that can stop an express train hurtling down a mountain.
She sits and crosses her long, slender, nylon-clad legs.
I imagine everything from our first date to the grandchildren visiting before she finishes.
She hands me a cheque.
The string of zeroes reminds me of my favourite soccer team’s recent goal-scoring record.
She explains her problem in great detail and at great length.
Eventually she stops.
What do you think, she asks.
I’m sorry, I say, I wasn’t listening.